The judicial system comprises the institutions that are responsible for the rule of law and legal security in Sweden, i.e. the police, public prosecutor, courts and correctional treatment. This entails preventing and combating criminal activities, investigating crime, enforcing sentences and providing support to victims of crime.
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An up-to-date English translation of the Swedish Criminal Code
A complete and modern translation of the Swedish Criminal Code is now available. The text will be updated continuously.
“The translation is now ready, and we are very pleased with the final product. As I understand it, there is considerable demand for an English translation of the Swedish Criminal Code, and we hope that the new translation will meet this need,” says Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.
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New statistics show record numbers of police employees
According to the Swedish Police Authority’s latest annual statistics, the Authority has a total of 33 726 employees as of 31 December 2020. This is a record-breaking increase of 5 463 new police employees since the start of the major investment in the Police in 2016.
Negative COVID-19 test required for entry into Sweden
The Government today decided that foreign nationals will have to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry into Sweden, regardless of where they are arriving from. The aim is to reduce the risk of spreading the new variants of the COVID-19 virus that have been detected in a number of countries.
Sweden to lead the work of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2022–23
Sweden has been entrusted with holding the Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) from 1 March 2022 until 28 February 2023. The decision was taken at the IHRA’s digital plenary meeting in Leipzig on 3 December 2020.
Government intensifies efforts against men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression
Preventing and combating men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression is a highly prioritised issue for the Government. By adopting decision on the appropriation directions for 2021, the Government has allocated SEK 240 million to efforts combating violence and given several government agencies assignments in this area. Several assignments will focus on stopping honour-related violence and oppression. An additional SEK 130 million has also been allocated to the county administrative boards and municipalities to support efforts to combat violence. Several anti-violence initiatives are expected in 2021, with additional funds earmarked for this purpose.
Efforts to combat gang crime are well under way – the 34-point programme one year on
It has been a year since the Government presented its 34-point programme of measures to combat gang crime. The programme represents the largest package of measures to combat gang crime ever in Sweden. The Government is working hard to ensure that measure after measure enters into force and produces results.
Decision on reintroduction of border control at internal borders
The Government has decided to reintroduce border control at Sweden’s internal borders. Border control will be imposed between 12 November 2020 until 11 May 2021. Border controls will contribute to national security and help detect threats from potential perpetrators and prevent terrorist attacks.
Investments in the Budget Bill for 2021 to make Sweden safer and more secure
Enhancing safety and security in society is one of the Government’s most important priorities. In the Budget Bill for 2021, the Government continues to strengthen the judicial chain through important investments in the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Anna Ekström opens exhibitions on Sweden and the Holocaust
“By learning about our history we can strengthen and defend our open and democratic Swedish society today and in the future”, says Minister for Education Anna Ekström.
Preparations connected to the establishment of a Swedish Holocaust museum
The Living History Forum will receive SEK 10 million to start preparations connected to the establishment of a Swedish museum to preserve and perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust. One starting point is documenting the stories of Swedish Holocaust survivors.
Stefan Löfven on racism during Statement of Government Policy
“Despite the fact that racism and Nazism should have been relegated to the scrapheap of history long, long ago, they are flourishing today. All members of society must be involved in stopping racism in all its forms and expressions", said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the Statement of Government Policy.